10 February 2023
It's March already! March is the month of spring, summer time AND the gemstone aquamarine! Therefore, this week we have an informative blog about this breathtaking birthstone.
Aquamarine is known for its ice blue colour and glassy lustre. However, blue is not the only colour in which this gemstone occurs. Sometimes the aquamarine is colourless, but this stone can also be dark blue, greenish or yellowish. In addition, the stone is translucent or translucent. It is important not to expose an aquamarine too much to sunlight as the stone is discoloured by sunlight.
The origin of the name aquamarine is easy to trace: the Latin aqua means water and marina means sea. Another designation for the gemstone is therefore 'seawater stone'. Aquamarine is a common gemstone found all over the world. The largest and most famous sources are in Brazil, Pakistan, Madagascar and Zimbabwe.
Aquamarine is said to have strong calming effects, both mentally and physically. Thus, the stone is said to make people sincere, tolerant, carefree, relaxed and cheerful. Therefore, aquamarine is widely used in meditations. In addition, aquamarine is said to promote communication, self-expression and knowledge transfer. So this stone is the perfect talisman when you need to speak in public. There is a whole laundry list of aquamarine's other healing powers. In fact, the stone is also widely used for allergic complaints, eye complaints and irritation from insect bites. For which complaints the aquamarine actually helps, we just haven't experienced it ourselves yet.
We conclude this blog with a fun fact! Quite a few extremely large rough aquamarines have been found. The largest cut aquamarine ever is the Dom Pedro aquamarine. Found in the Minas Gerais region of Brazil, this stone weighed about 45 kg before it was cut. The cut obelisk-shaped stone is 36 cm long and 10 cm wide and weighs a whopping 10,363 ct.
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